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Suzuki Australia has confirmed that the Suzuki Jimny will be arriving in Australia, with sales to begin in the first quarter of 2019.

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 11:54

Sports Cars: Will you allow them to die?

The rise, particularly in the last decade, of YouTube and Top Gear viewer 'Sports Car Geniuses' has been prolific.

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Click below to see the Department of Transport's Dealer Bulletin relating to licensing charges and fees for 2018/2019

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California-based research firm JD Power has released the results of their Initial Quality Survey 2018 & we've brought you the key details!

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The Ford Motor Company have today announced an “upgraded” 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350, with improvements including “anti-lock brake turning” and custom engineered Michelin tires along with aerodynamic and chassis upgrades.

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:47

BMW Announce All-New X5

All-New BMW X5 Announced, with an off-road package available.

BMW has officially released details regarding the fourth generation BMW X5. We've sifted through the details to bring you the key upgrades!

 

 

  • 18-22 inch Wheel packages available
  • Off-Road Package with tailored X-Drive off-road modes and transmission response, two-axle air suspension, differential lock and underguards
  • Acoustic glass windscreen (acoustic side windows optional)
  • BMW Laserlight technology headlights, increasing high-beam functionality from 300m to 500m of range vs Standard LED
  • Traffic Jam Assistant, Lane Keeping Assistant, Steering Assistant and Automatic Speed Limit Assistant available
  • Up to 1860 litres of boot space
  • 10.2 inch twin rear screens available for passengers
  • Panoramic sunroof called "Sky Lounge" with more than 15,000 illuminated graphic patterns
  • BMW Live Cockpit with Two 12.3 inch screens available
  • 3D Graphic "head-up display"
  • 20 Speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond 3D Sound system available
  • 36mm longer, 66mm wider & 19mm taller than predecessor
  • Engines include: V8 Petrol 340kw/650nm (xDrive50i), Straight-6 Petrol 250kw/450nm (xDrive40i) and 2 x 6 cylinder diesel engines with outputs of 294kw/760nm (M50d) and 195kw/620nm (xDrive30d) respectively
  • Entry-level xdrive30d 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds with the V8 Petrol xDrive50i version reaching 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds

See BMW's Global Website for full details and specifications - www.bmwgroup.com 

 

 

 

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:48

The Catwalk: New car models due in 2018

We’re more than half way through the 5th month of year, so you may be wondering where all the time went in between your new year’s resolution and today. Unlike your green smoothie cleanse, your friends may actually want to know about these pending car releases;

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Compulsory Takata Airbag Recall - ACCC briefing: What dealers and other automotive industries must know!

Key Points:

  • Briefing to be held 28th May 2018
  • Speakers include ACCC, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Advisers to the Takata Task Force)
  • Interested parties should register below (Free)

 

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Friday, 27 April 2018 11:32

Where have our stars gone?

Some of the most respected car manufacturers are releasing models or variants that are receiving 3 or 4 star Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety ratings. We investigate the story behind the stars.

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